A COMMUNITY exhibition on Sherkin Island is set to showcase the wonderful creative talent on the island. ‘Sherkin Creates’ opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm on Saturday 18th June. Part of the West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition will be curated by Sherkin Island painter, Jo Ashby. It will include a wide variety of arts and crafts, ranging from drawings, paintings and sculpture to photography, basket-weaving,
THE Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 11th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to CoAction.
AS part of National Supported Week, Garda Damian White, Community Garda based in Bandon assisted with Job Shadow Day. The Job Shadow Day is a nationwide initiative, which takes place each April.
THE Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare on the 28th of May, is truly a family occasion. Following the success of last year’s event, children in national schools from 3rd to 6th class will once again be taking part in a free kid’s cycle around Kenmare Town.
THE Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is run by the Emergency Services in West Cork to raise funds for local charities. This year’s cycle is based in Bantry and takes place on Saturday 9th July.
THE Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 12th June as part of the 1916 commemoration are planning to celebrate the role of women in the Easter Rising of 1916 with a Mná na hEireann Commemorative Tea Party bringing the women and tastes of 1916 to life through stories, poems, song and costume while enjoying beautiful cakes from the era organized by the Cobh Animation Team.
ALTHOUGH the numbers may have been smaller, C.C.E. Gleann Garbh still had a very successful day at the County Fleadh Cheoil held in the Eccles Hotel Glengarriff, on Monday May 2nd. Well done to the U12s Lisa Harrington, Caoimhe O’Hanlon, Emma Osbourne, Caoimhe O’Shea, Anna O Shea, Molly Harrington, Chloe Coppinger, Lucy and Abbey Connolly.
ARTISTS, residents and day visitors of eleven community hospitals and day care centres throughout West Cork will display the work of their “Envelope” project at the Uillinn Centre in Skibbereen until June 6th 2016. During a nine month period over 400 people in hospitals and day centres in West Cork connected with one another by writing letters, drawing pictures or sharing poems and memories and putting them in envelopes and these
ON Saturday 11th June, just like the TV Game Show, THE CUBE will be hosted at The Westlodge Hotel, Bantry. The MC for the night will be Cork native, Alan Shortt. With a prize fund of €2,000 this is a great opportunity to raise funds for local charities and clubs.
Skibbereen/ Castlehaven man Micheal Hurley won the individual award for the Western Division at the County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony at County Hall. Micheal was nominated by P.P.N. representative Eleanor Calnan and was commended for his community efforts over his 28 years volunteering.
COUNTY Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea held the fourth Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony at County Hall recently. The Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards is an annual public recognition of the amazing work that is undertaken by people throughout County Cork.
Calling individuals and teams registered for Cork City Marathon: Join #TeamMercy and be part of the race against cancer
WITH runners now registered and poised for the Cork City Marathon, which takes place on Monday, June 6th, the Mercy Hospital Foundation is inviting both individuals and teams to join #TeamMercy and be part of the race against cancer in Munster.
COURTMACSHERRY is the location of the 4th Annual Summer Songbook weekend workshops, taking place from Friday July 1st to Sunday July 3rd. What started off four years ago as a new initiative for The Year of The Gathering has grown into an amazing weekend of choral music in all its facets; from modern choral work, to liturgical work, ensemble workshops, solo singing workshops and singing technique. 3 local professional singing
Students from Hamiliton High School Bandon who gave their time to raise funds to support Lisheens House Free counselling service to help those in crisis in their community. Bag packing at Caufields Supervalue Bandon. Thanks to all who generously donated.
MONIES raised following the successful remembrance walk and community fun day held in memory of the late John O’Driscoll on April 3rd at Church Cross were presented to the designated charities at a cheque presentation in Minihan’s Bar on Friday May 6th.
BBQ and bands will feature at The County Mayor’s Hooley in The Hall at County Hall on Friday 17th June. In aid of Mercy University Hospital Foundation and Pieta House, the event is sponsored by The Fota Collection/Kingsley Hotel with The Irish Examiner as media sponsors, party-goers from all over Cork county are expected to attend and raise funds for these deserving charities.
It was a busy weekend for the club, on the 6th of May our pre-silage party took place in Tots Pub Ballygurteen a great night was had with our band the west cork ramblers playing the music till the early hours of Saturday morning thanks to everyone who came and sponsored prizes.
THE Healy-Rae brothers Danny and Michael pictured at the launch of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland’s Harley-Davidson Raffle/Draw which takes place during the Ireland Bikefest Festival on June 5th.
THE Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club in conjunction with Cancer Connect, held their annual Cancer Connect Classic on Saturday, May 7th.
DO you have two to three hours to spare weekly? Would you like to make Hospital a happier place for a sick child? Then Children in hospital Ireland (CHI) would like to hear from you. CHI is one of Irelands leading children’s charities providing play and fun for sick children in hospital around the country for over 45 years.
BANTRY students have come together to raise funds for a disadvantaged school for mentally and physically challenged children in a rural part of India. The idea came about as a result of the ongoing relationship between the people of West Cork and India following the Air India crash, which saw over 300 people – including 80 children – perish off the Irish coast in 1985.
Caheragh scouts members pictures at the recent County Shield event held in Skibbereen. Pic: Rory Jackson
A major spring clean took place in Coolkelure area Dunmanway recently, supported by An Taisce National Spring Clean, County and Community Council.
Enjoy your beach, enjoy your beach clean! 6th – 15th May 2016 A call for new recruits to join the Island of Ireland’s Largest Coastal Clean Up Almost 3,000 volunteers took to beaches around the country during Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week 2015 to remove a staggering 10 tonnes of marine litre from the coastline. With a target to remove a further 11 tonnes from Irish beaches this year, Coca-Cola Clean
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is celebrating this year’s national Bealtaine Festival with a multidisciplinary exhibition, showcasing many of the art programmes and projects with older people that take place at the Centre and throughout the region, along with gallery tours, workshops and once off events.
Images from the recent Leap Gets Lively! event. Pics by Emma Jervis
The 13th Caheragh Scouting Ireland Group are hosting the 11th West Cork County Shield event at Skibbereen over this May Bank Holiday weekend.
CORK ARC Cancer Support House’s annual Flag Day collections are taking place in the West Cork towns of Bantry, Ballylickey, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Macroom on Thursday 28th April, 2016.
Bealtaine is the national festival which celebrates creativity in older age. Cork County Library and Arts Service have been involved with the movement for years offering an array of workshops, events and classes in all sorts of artistic endeavours and always of free of charge to the public.